Broadcast primetime live + same-day ratings for Monday, April 4, 2016

The numbers for Monday, which include a number of reruns opposite college basketball’s championship game and a mix of declines and gains from those who stuck with originals:

Time Show Adults 18-49 Rating/Share Viewers (millions)
8 p.m. The Voice (NBC) (8-10 p.m.) 2.4/8 10.27
Dancing With the Stars (ABC) (8-10 p.m.) 1.7/6 11.59
The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.5/5 6.81
Gotham (FOX) – R 0.6/2 1.85
iZombie (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.76
8:30 p.m. The Big Bang Theory (CBS) – R 1.6/5 7.14
9 p.m. Scorpion (CBS) – R 1.0/3 5.42
Lucifer (FOX) – R 0.6/2 2.11
Jane the Virgin (The CW) – R 0.2/1 0.47
10 p.m. Blindspot (NBC) 1.4/4 5.70
Castle (ABC) 1.2/4 6.88
NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS) – R 0.8/3 5.38


“Castle” scored a 1.2 in adults 18-49 Monday night, tying its same-day season high (which it hadn’t hit since the third week of the season). “Dancing With the Stars” (1.7) was even with last week for ABC.

NBC took a hit opposite the NCAA championship game on TBS. “The Voice” (2.4) was down 0.4 from a week ago, and “Blindspot” was off two tenths from last week.

CBS, FOX and The CW all opted for reruns.

Network averages:

Adults 18-49 rating/share 2.1/7 1.5/5 1.1/4 0.6/2 0.2/1
Total Viewers (millions) 8.75 10.02 5.92 1.98 0.62


Late-night metered market ratings (adults 18-49, households):

11:35 p.m.

“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”: 0.9/4, 2.9/7

“The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”: 0.4/2, 1.7/4

“Jimmy Kimmel Live” – R: 0.4/2, 1.7/4

12:35 a.m.

“Late Night with Seth Meyers”: 0.5/3, 1.3/5

“Nightline”: 0.3/2, 1.1/4

“The Late Late Show with James Corden”: 0.2/1, 0.8/3

Note: An earlier version of this post stated that “Blindspot” adjusted down in last week’s final nationals. It did not.

: Estimated percentage of the universe of TV households (or other specified group) tuned to a program in the average minute. Ratings are expressed as a percent.
Fast Affiliate Ratings: These first national ratings are available at approximately 11 a.m. ET the day after telecast. The figures may include stations that did not air the entire network feed, as well as local news breaks or cutaways for local coverage or other programming. Fast Affiliate ratings are not as useful for live programs and are likely to differ significantly from the final results, because the data reflect normal broadcast feed patterns. 
Share (of Audience): 
The percent of households (or persons) using television who are tuned to a specific program, station or network in a specific area at a specific time. 
Time Shifted Viewing:
 Program ratings for national sources are produced in three streams of data – Live, Live +Same-Day and Live +7 Day. Time-shifted figures account for incremental viewing that takes place with DVRs. Live+SD includes viewing during the same broadcast day as the original telecast, with a cut-off of 3 a.m. local time when meters transmit daily viewing to Nielsen for processing. Live +7 ratings include  viewing that takes place during the 7 days following a telecast.

Source: The Nielsen Company.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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